The immediate aftermath of an arrest can be a confusing time for Texas residents. After all, most people never have any contact with the criminal justice system in the first place, let alone being arrested and carted off to jail. However, if arrestees are able to focus on their rights and how to present an aggressive criminal defense strategy, they may be able to put the episode behind them quicker.
Many people these days overlook the fact that an arrest is not the same thing as a conviction. Unfortunately, some people assume that if a Texas resident was arrested then, most likely, that person must have done something to deserve being arrested. But, society at large needs to remember the axiom “innocent until proven guilty.”
Those who are facing criminal charges should not be viewed as being guilty of the crime they are charged with unless the prosecution proves every element of the crime charged. That is part of a defendant’s constitutional rights. In presenting a defense strategy, a defendant must have an advocate who will aggressively attack the prosecution’s efforts to prove each element of the crime charged, working toward raising the “reasonable doubt” that could lead to a not guilty verdict in a trial.
At our law firm, we work with Texas residents who are confused and looking for answers after an arrest. Any given case might have the possibility of being dismissed or pushing for a not guilty verdict if a trial, ultimately, is necessary. For more information, please visit the criminal defense overview section of our law firm’s website.